PA Board of Game Commissioners To Hold Working Group Meeting

Mar 26, 2013, 08:21 ET from Pennsylvania Game Commission

Commissioners will discuss April agenda items and receive staff reports

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners President Robert W. Schlemmer today announced the Board will be holding a public working group meeting on Monday, April 1. The meeting, which will begin at 8 a.m., will be held in the auditorium of the Game Commission's Harrisburg headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Avenue, just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81.

The working group meeting will be webcast through the agency's website ( beginning at 8 a.m. This particular working group meeting is being held in advance of the Board of Game Commissioners regularly scheduled quarterly meeting on April 14-15.

Among the items that will be discussed at the working group meeting are the seasons and bag limits for the 2013-14 seasons that will be the subject of the Board's meeting on April 14.

"The working group meeting offers the Board a chance to discuss with Game Commission staff agenda items, initiatives and ideas, as well as receive staff reports and presentations," said Schlemmer. "Held in an informal setting, our meeting provides the public an excellent chance to become more familiar with the Game Commission and the deliberations that help shape its wildlife management programs."

No votes on agenda items are taken during working group meetings, nor does the Board schedule time to receive public comments.

"I encourage the public to use the time between the working group meeting on April 1 and the official Board meeting on April 15 to inform Game Commissioners of their viewpoints on seasons and bag limits and other issues before the Board," Schlemmer said. "Public comments will be received at our quarterly meeting on Sunday, April 14 and Monday, April 15. The Board also accepts public comments through e-mail and letters."

SOURCE Pennsylvania Game Commission